Welcome to the world of Science and Technology Indicators for the
European Research Area (STI-ERA). These web pages include current
publications about indicators, ongoing projects on the development
of new indicators, calls for proposals and studies, links to databases
These web pages were developed by the Unit "Competitiveness, Economic
Analysis, Indicators" of the Research
DG of the European Commission and are currently managed by the
Unit: Coordination of Research Policies (M2).
Our aim is to develop and provide indicators for the European Research
Area (ERA). Current projects within ERA are the regular series of
'Key Figures', allowing for benchmarking research policies and managing
projects belonging to the ASSIST programme under the 6th Framework
Programme. We work also in liaison with EUROSTAT and the relevant
On this web site, we try to provide you with data on particular
S&T indicators for the ERA in various ways. The interactive
map will give you an overview of recent data for S&T indicators
such as numbers of researchers per workforce, investment in R&D,
the output in publications and patents, share of knowledge related
employment among others. On the ERA scoreboard
web site you get also tables per indicators for most recent years
and for the countries available.
You can also find a number of research reports that are the results
of our funding activities. The previously internal publication series
'INDINEWS' is also available, as well as a number of researcharticles
of EC staff. Most of them can be downloaded via pdf.
For further information about S&T indicators, we added a list
of institutions either providing data or dealing with data and indicators
in one way or the other.
If you have further questions related to our work, please contact